Ghana Broadcasting Corporation denies selling TV channels to private sector

18 July 2019

Broadcast

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) has denied that it has sold GBC's television channels to private companies to operate, Graphic reported. It said the allegation that the state broadcaster had sold eight channels to private firms was false, as no channel belonging to GBC had been sold to anybody. Acting Director-General of GBC Augustus Yamson said that GBC is a state institution that is regulated by the National Media Commission (NMC) and thus had no power to sell channels without the approval of the government and the regulator.

He said that all the corporation has done is enter a contract with KBL Media to broadcast an Akan station on one of the GBC channels. Yamson added that the collaboration with the private entity was not a new venture, because GBC currently holds a 50 percent stake in Metro TV and also holds shares in Joy FM.

Source: Telecompaper